Friday Flexibility: Try this Hip Stretch Today!

Seated Piriformis Stretch (Also called Half Lord of the Fishes in yoga)

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  • Sit in a cross-legged position with your left foot by your right hip.
  • Pull your right knee up and position your right foot on the inside of your left knee.
  • Sit evenly on both “sit bones”.
  • Lengthen through both sides of your waist with your chest lifted.
  • Slowly twist to the right without forcing the movement.
  • You should feel the stretch on the right side (piriformis muscle).

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If its uncomfortable on your knees or hips or if you have sciatic nerve pain, try rolling up a blanket to sit onΒ (so your hips are up higher off the floor).

If you need a deeper stretch, position your right foot on the outside of your left knee (pictured).

Breath into the stretch and stay tall and hold stretch for at least 20-30 seconds or 5-7 breaths.

Aaahhh, happy Friday!

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12 thoughts on “Friday Flexibility: Try this Hip Stretch Today!

  1. I don’t get the chance to stop by as much as I would like … Yet your blog and style is so amazing! Yeah for healthy, happy hips!!! Have a great weekend and be well. πŸ™‚

      • You are always welcome over here to hang out with us! With the kids back in school, work being busy of late and most of the “club” here out and about racing. Life has been busy to say the least.
        I so wish I was in your neck of the woods for Monday Night Football …

  2. This is so the next stretching exercise I am going to do every day. Have done all the stretches the physiotherapist said and within a month I need to change it up. I get stretching exercise plateaus. Anyone else get that? I have had lower back muscular tension for several years now.

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